BT selects 2Wire intelligent gateways to connect first homes to super-fast broadband network

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2Wire Gateways Deliver Access to 100 Mb/s Fiber-Based Network

2Wire, a provider of broadband solutions, has announced that BT has begun deploying 2Wire HomePortal intelligent gateways to connect subscribers to BT's new super-fast, fiber-based broadband network. BT's deployment of fiber to the premises services at Ebbsfleet (UK) is the first step of the BT Next Generation Access (NGA) strategy.

"For more than five years, 2Wire has supported BT and its customers with reliable, high-quality residential gateways," said Sean Parham, executive vice president and general manager, Gateway and Management Systems at 2Wire. "We are honored to have been chosen by BT to support this bold new venture, and excited that even more BT customers will experience the benefits of a whole-home, high-speed network enabled by a HomePortal gateway."

Andy Kelly, head of NGA, BT, said, "We are proud to bring super-fast broadband connectivity to our customers in the UK and are eager to partner with companies who share our vision for the next phase of the broadband revolution.

BT's fiber-based, super-fast broadband network will give subscribers enough speed to run multiple bandwidth-hungry applications. For example, some members of a family could be watching different high-definition (HD) movies at the same time others are gaming or working on complex graphics or video projects. The new services will also offer substantially improved "upstream" speeds, allowing customers to post videos, use hi-def video conferencing, and enjoy interactive HD gaming.

The 2Wire HomePortal 2701HGV is a TR-069 standard-compliant intelligent residential gateway that features simplified self-installation, an advanced ADSL2+ modem, an Ethernet network interface, a powerful HyperG(R) wireless router for whole-home wireless coverage, support for Internet telephony (VoIP) to enable a robust voice and data solution, and a professional grade firewall for enhanced security. The gateway also enables multiple users to wirelessly share access to the Internet while sharing files, printers, and networked applications with every networked device in the home.


About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Our principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

About 2Wire

2Wire integrated broadband solutions are engineered for the carrier and optimized for the subscriber, providing intuitive, reliable user experiences throughout the connected home. Our portfolio of broadband solutions includes residential gateways, multi-service media platforms, remote management systems, value-added services, and call center customer support. 2Wire customers are leading broadband providers throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including AT&T, Telmex, BT, EMBARQ, Bell Canada, SingTel, Telstra and others.

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